Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinations cardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.
AND each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! PLUS, we have lined up some of our favorite sponsors and they have prizes for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack but you need to come back each day because you never know what day it will be! One lucky winner will be selected each day. But first, we have a special treat from Teresa Collins!!!
Core’dinations is super excited to be a part of Teresa Collins 25 Favorite Things Giveaway!!! Teresa has been featuring her favorite things over on her blog and today is day 13 and Core’dinations is her feature today. If you haven’t been following, we sure hope you do because we love her products and are excited to reciprocate her generosity this month. Make sure you leave a comment here to win some of our awesome Cardstock in honor of Teresa’s 25 Favorite things.
Yup, you guessed it. You have TWO chances to win some Core today! One winner will win some Cardstock for the Teresa Collins 25 days of Give-a-ways and the other one will win some of our Cardstock, a Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadget to kick off our 12 Days of Techniques! Just make sure you leave a comment here and check back tomorrow for the winners and another great technique.
LET”S GET STARTED…
The first day of our 12 Days of Techniques is sanding featuring some layouts from Hera Frei. Sanding is an easy way to change the look of Core’dinations Cardstock instantly. Since the core is a different color, sanding is a great way release that inner core. Make sure you check out the video here for some GREAT tips, notice how she uses the Dust Buddy. On these two layouts, Hera uses our Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions cardstock. It comes pre-embossed so all you need to do is sand! The Dust Buddy and Sand it Gadget are great tools to have to get to the Core of your favorite Core’dinations papers so that is why we are giving them away today!
Not only does Hera sand away the brown from the Jenni Bowlin Chocolate box to show the red core but she mixes THREE different lines of Core’dinations. Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions (brown) Core Essentials (red layout base), and Whitewash (layered under the Queen & Co. embellishments).
Make sure you leave a comment today to win the Carodstock, Dust Buddy & Sand It Gadget! We will pick a inner and post tomorrow . Don’t forget the Teresa Collins give-a-way!!!!
Please note that prizes will be shipping the week of December 27.
Remember that Fiskars paper crimper? Today’s Tutorial from Design Team Member Ellen Sosnoski showcases a unique way to use that crimper with Core’dinations Chocolate Box cardstock. So blow the dust off of it and let’s get moving!
First, using your paper trimmer or scissors, cut very thin strips out of the cardstock. Scraps work great for this, too.
Next, run them through the crimper.
In three easy steps, you have your very own, hand made raffia. the great thing about using the Chocolate Box cardstock is that you can showcase the front and the back of the cardstock!
You can use it too fill jars like this or gift bags and other little trinkets.
Here is the finished project…
Yes it is…my FAVORITE time of the year. I know it is for a lot of us and we are going to celebrate as much of fall as we can because before you know it, the snow will be here!
Here are some festive projects from our Design Team:
Enjoy your week!